Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Erriyon Knighton highlight 2022 Brussels Diamond League; TV, Live Stream Schedule

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The 2022 Diamond League action continues this Friday, September 2 in Brussels, Belgium with an encore presentation Saturday, September 3. Brussels is the final Diamond League meet before the two-day final in Zurich September 7th and 8th. Live coverage will be available on Peacock and NBC. See below for additional information on how to watch/live stream the 2022 Diamond League.

This weekend’s field of talent will once again feature a great mix of fan-favorite Olympians, world champions, and rising stars. You can find all of the 2022 Diamond League Brussels entry lists here but here are five key events that you won’t want to miss.

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Five Events to watch at the 2022 Diamond League Brussels:

Women’s 100mShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, two members of the Jamaican powerhouse trio that swept the podium at the Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Championships, will be in the field competing against Americans Aleia Hobbs (New Orleans, Louisiana), Sha’Carri Richardson (Dallas, Texas) and Tamara Clark (High Point, North Carolina).

Men’s 200m – After a surprising sixth place finish last weekend in Lausanne, 18-year-old world bronze medalist Erriyon Knighton (Tampa, Florida) will look for a bounce-back race in Brussels. His international competition includes Canada’s Aaron Brown, Reynier Mena of Cuba, and Liberian Joseph Fahnbulleh, who is coming off his collegiate career as a Florida Gator.

Women’s 100m Hurdles – Last weekend, Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the reigning Olympic champion, shattered a 34-year-old meet record to win the women’s 100m hurdles in Lausanne. Now she will attempt another act of dominance in Brussels. American Keni Harrison (Clayton, North Carolina), the silver medalist from Tokyo, will also be in the field.

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase –  Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) and Courtney Frerichs (Nixa, Missouri) will represent the Americans in the field. Coburn is a two-time world medalist (2017 and 2019) in this event and the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist. Frerichs took home the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second at the 2017 World Championships in this event. 2022 World silver and bronze medalists Werkuha Getachew and Mekides Abebe are also in the field.

Men’s 400m Hurdles – Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos made history with his win at the 2022 World Championships, becoming the first Brazilian man ever to win gold at an outdoor track and field world championships. In Brussels, he leads a field that includes Wilried Happio of France and American Khallifah Rosser (Happio and Rosser were fourth and fifth at Worlds respectively).


How to watch 2022 Brussels Diamond League:

Friday, September 2:

Saturday, September 3:

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET – NBC

Where is the 2022 Brussels Diamond League?

The 2022 Brussels Diamond League will take place at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

When is the 2022 Diamond League Final?

The two-day Diamond League final will take place in Zurich on September 7th and 8th. Click here for a full schedule breakdown.

How do points and work in the Diamond League?

The Diamond League season consists of 13 series meetings where athletes earn points to qualify for the final in their respective event. Athletes are awarded points based on their finish in each meet – 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. For distances from 100m to 800m, the top eight in the standings will qualify for the final, while the top 10 advance for distances 1500m and up. In the field events, the top six will qualify. Current Diamond League standings are available here.

What’s the latest with Sha’Carri Richardson?

Richardson has had an up-and-down season in 2022, finishing 2nd in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic and in the New York Grand Prix but failing to make the final of the 100m or 200m at U.S. Championships. Entering this week, she had last competed at those Championships in June, but she’ll enter Brussels coming off a win after running 11.29 into a -2.0 headwind at the Spitzen Leichtathletik on Tuesday. Her win came over reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM), who was second in 11.30.


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Paris 2024 Olympic marathon route unveiled

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The 2024 Olympic marathon route will take runners from Paris to Versailles and back.

The route announcement was made on the 233rd anniversary of one of the early, significant events of the French Revolution: the Women’s March on Versailles — “to pay tribute to the thousands of women who started their march at city hall to Versailles to take up their grievances to the king and ask for bread,” Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet said.

Last December, organizers announced the marathons will start at Hôtel de Ville (city hall, opposite Notre-Dame off the Seine River) and end at Les Invalides, a complex of museums and monuments one mile southeast of the Eiffel Tower.

On Wednesday, the rest of the route was unveiled — traversing the banks of the Seine west to the Palace of Versailles and then back east, passing the Eiffel Tower before the finish.

The men’s and women’s marathons will be on the last two days of the Games at 8 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET). It will be the first time that the women’s marathon is held on the last day of the Games after the men’s marathon traditionally occupied that slot.

A mass public marathon will also be held on the Olympic marathon route. The date has not been announced.

The full list of highlights among the marathon course:

• Hôtel de ville de Paris (start)
• Bourse de commerce
• Palais Brongniart
• Opéra Garnier
• Place Vendôme
• Jardin des Tuileries
• The Louvre
• Place de la Concorde
• The bridges of Paris
(Pont de l’Alma; Alexandre III;
Iéna; and more)
• Grand Palais
• Palais de Tokyo
• Jardins du Trocadéro
• Maison de la Radio
• Manufacture et Musées
nationaux de Sèvres
• Forêt domaniale
des Fausses-Reposes
• Monuments Pershing –
Lafayette
• Château de Versailles
• Forêt domaniale de Meudon
• Parc André Citroën
• Eiffel Tower
• Musée Rodin
• Esplanade des Invalides (finish)

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International Boxing Association lifts ban on Russia, Belarus

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The International Boxing Association (IBA) lifted its ban on amateur boxers from Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine that had been in place since early March.

“The IBA strongly believes that politics shouldn’t have any influence on sports,” the federation said in a press release. “Hence, all athletes should be given equal conditions.”

Most international sports federations banned athletes from Russia and Belarus indefinitely seven months ago, acting after an IOC recommendation. It is believed that the IBA is the first international federation in an Olympic sport to lift its ban.

The IOC has not officially changed its recommendation from last winter to exclude Russia and Belarus athletes “to protect the integrity of the events and the safety of the other participants.”

Last week, IOC President Thomas Bach said in an interview with an Italian newspaper that Russian athletes who do not endorse their country’s war in Ukraine could at some point be accepted back into international sports, competing under a neutral flag.

IBA, in lifting its ban, will also allow Russia and Belarus flags and national anthems.

“The time has now come to allow all the rest of the athletes of Russia and Belarus to participate in all the official competitions of their sports representing their countries,” IBA President Umar Kremlev, a Russian, said in a press release last week. “Both the IOC and the International Federations must protect all athletes, and there should be no discrimination based on nationality. It is the duty of all of us to keep sports and athletes away from politics.”

In 2019, the IOC stripped the IBA — then known as AIBA — of its Olympic recognition following an inquiry committee report into finance, governance, refereeing and judging. The IOC ran the Tokyo Olympic boxing competition.

The IBA will not run qualifying events for the 2024 Paris Games, but it does still hold world championships, the next being a men’s event in Uzbekistan next year.

Boxing, introduced on the Olympic program in 1904, was not included on the initial program for the 2028 Los Angeles Games but can still be added. The IBA must address concerns “around its governance, its financial transparency and sustainability and the integrity of its refereeing and judging processes,” Bach said last December.

On Sept. 23, the IBA suspended Ukraine’s boxing federation, citing “government interference.” Ukraine boxers are still allowed to compete with their flag and anthem.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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